Former President Carter Winks, Nods, Blows Kiss at Obama
April 04, 2008
He was a little cagey about it but former Pres. Jimmy Carter used the name "Obama" four times when asked who's getting his super delegate vote.
Speaking with a Nigerian paper while in Abuja, Carter noted several reasons why he might be leaning toward the Illinois senator.
"Don't forget that Obama won in my state of Georgia," Carter said. "My town, which is home to 625 people, is for Obama, my children and their spouses are pro-Obama. My grandchildren are also pro-Obama."
"As a superdelegate, I would not disclose who I am rooting for but I leave you to make that guess," Carter added.
The Carter Center confirmed to CNN the newspaper did quote Carter accurately.Perhaps the best way to tell if Carter was saying he's voting for Obama was the reaction of the Clinton campaign. Can you say, "frosty?"
Clinton campaign spokesman Howard Wolfson said Thursday, "Both Senator Clinton and President Clinton have a great deal of respect for President Carter and have enjoyed their relationship with him over the years, and obviously he is free to make whatever decision he thinks is appropriate with regard to presidential choice."AlterNet is a nonprofit organization and does not make political endorsements. The opinions expressed by its writers are their own.